No. 2 Salisbury wins quickly
Roundup: No. 3 Urinsus shuts out Bryn Mawr 14-0
SALISBURY, Md. -- No. 2 Salisbury defeated No. 19 Johns Hopkins (3-2) 5-0 on Wednesday evening at Sea Gull Stadium.
Salisbury (5-0) would prove its offensive dominance in the first half by scoring four unanswered goals. The first goal came from junior Kristina Fusco who successfully sent a penalty stroke past the Blue Jays' goalkeeper in the 16th minute of play. The spark was ignited and just two minutes later, senior Caitlin Walker scored her third goal of the season as she lifted a shot into the back of the cage.
The Seagulls put two more tallies on the board before the half finished. Walker sent a pass to the stroke mark to fellow senior Courtney Webster who one-timed it into the backboard to bring the score to 3-0 with 12 minutes left in the half. The last goal of the half would come with five minutes left as Salisbury earned a penalty corner. The corner would result in a loose ball in front of the cage that Walker was able to collect and put away to give the Sea Gulls a 4-0 lead at halftime.
No. 3 Ursinus 14, Bryn Mawr 0
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- No. 3 Urisinus opened its home schedule on Wednesday afternoon with a 14-0 blanking of Bryn Mawr in the conference opener for both teams.
Senior forward Corinne Freeman netted four goals and an assist, with freshman forward Maddie Craig and freshman Courtney Scott each pitching in with two goals. Abby Wood had three assists on the day as Ursinus (4-0, 1-0 Centennial) held a 54-1 shot advantage.
Both senior Jill Lukens and freshman goalkeeper Paige McElhenny played 35 minutes, combining for the shutout.
No. 4 Bowdoin 2, Wellesley 1
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Elizabeth Clegg scored the go-ahead goal in the second half to lift No. 4 Bowdoin to a 2-1 non-conference win against Wellesley. The Polar Bears improved to 2-0 this season while the Blue suffer their first setback (4-1).
After a 40-minute lightning delay, the Polar Bears quickly went up 1-0 on a penalty corner in the 10th minute. An insertion from Elizabeth Clegg was settled by Kassey Matoin, as Ella Curren launched a rocket shot from the top of the circle for her first goal of the season. Wellesley tied the game at 1-1 early in the second half, as Allison Robbins snuck a nice pass through the circle to Alex Azzi, who found the back of the net with 37:16 on the clock.
Clegg then notched what proved to be the game-winner in the 47th minute. Olivia King intercepted a Wellesley pass and sent it into the circle where Clegg tapped it in for the 2-1 Polar Bear advantage. Wellesley had possession for a good portion of the final 10 minutes of play, but could not tally the equalizer, handing Bowdoin the 2-1 victory.
No. 5 Skidmore 5, Oneonta 1
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Eight different players recorded a point as the Skidmore College field hockey team improved to 4-0 with a 5-1 victory against Oneonta at Thoroughbred Field.
With the win, the Thoroughbreds remain undefeated and extend their home winning streak to 20 games. The Red Dragons fall to 2-2.
Skidmore got the scoring started early as Lauren Tobias scored twice in the first 5:09 to give the Thoroughbreds the early advantage. Her first goal came at the 1:53 mark when Annie Rosencrans sent a pass across the circle that Tobias sent pass keeper Tess Tracy and her second goal came off a rebound from Celidih MacNeill less than four minutes later.